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BBMB marks 65 years of Nangal hydel channel


BBMB marks 65 years of Nangal hydel channel

Chandigarh, July 8

The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) today commemorated the 65th anniversary of the commissioning of its Nangal Hydel Channel (NHC) at the Nangal Dam. The channel was opened on this day in 1954 by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

DK Sharma, Chairman, BBMB, said this channel had played a significant role in bringing about green revolution in northern India and was supplying water for irrigation and drinking. Continuous operation of the NHC for 65 years without any closure or major mishap speaks volumes of quality of construction besides excellent operation and maintenance practices adopted by the BBMB, he said.

The NHC is a 61.06-km-long lined canal taking off from the left bank of the Satluj just above the Nangal Dam. The natural fall available along the channel is utilised at Ganguwal and Kotla, where 153.73 MW of power is generated. — TNS

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